Durham County Council

DLI Objects

Object of the Month

Knapsack, Volunteer Infantry

Soldier's Knapsack, Volunteer Infantry, 1800-1815. This canvas knapsack was made by 'Trotters London' and has the Royal Crest of King George III painted on the front. The knapsack opens out flat and there are two inside canvas pockets closed with bone buttons. This type of knapsack was used by Volunteer Infantry in County Durham during the Napoleonic Wars.
Acc No: 38/1
Knapsack, Volunteer Infantry